For 12 years in a row, gift cards have been the most popular item on gift wish lists. A recent survey from the National Retail Federation finds 60 percent of consumers hope to receive a gift card this year. A gift card from Smokey Mo’s BBQ is an easy way to offer your friends and family members the gift of deliciousness – and family fun.
Plastic still rules
Plastic gift cards found their way into American shopping in 1994. They were first issued by Mobil for gasoline purchases and quickly caught on in all shopping categories, from travel to entertainment and restaurants to department stores. Today, plastic cards make up 75 percent of all gift cards sold, compared with 25 percent for digital, or “eGift,” cards.
Dining is the best-selling category
Last year, the best-selling gift card category among U.S. shoppers was dining – followed by movies, sporting goods, beauty supply, and specialty home goods. Restaurant gift cards top the list because they offer the winning combination of food and fun!
Shoppers prefer to buy gift cards from the store
Almost half of shoppers say they prefer to buy their gift cards directly from the retailer or brand. Why? Consumers feel direct purchase offers more security. They’re also attracted to the prospect of discounts, promotions, and loyalty points.
Employees like gift cards almost as much as cash
A November 2018 survey finds employees appreciate gift card incentives almost as much as cash incentives. Of those surveyed, 69 percent would like to receive a gift card as a reward from an employer, compared with 73 percent who would prefer cash. San Antonio area employers choose Smokey Mo’s gift cards as a convenient way to say thank you to their valued staff – and business partners!
Give the Gift of Smokey Mo’s BBQ
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the cook in your life, something simple to help kick your grilling season up a notch, or an easy addition to any gift basket – we’ve got you covered at Smokey Mo’s!
- A Smokey Mo’s gift card is the perfect way to celebrate the people in your life! From family to friends to coworkers – we’ve got you covered with the barbecue favorites that everyone loves!
- Our Regular or Spicy Bottles of BBQ Sauce are the perfect way to kick your family dinners up a notch! Whether you like to play it cool or spice it up – we’ve got sauces available for every set of taste buds. Our signature BBQ sauces also make the perfect addition to any gift basket.
- Our Signature Spice Rub blend combines the perfect balance of spices and seasonings to give you the Smokey Mo’s taste you love in your own home! Be the meat-smoking master this season with the flavor sure to wow your family and friends!
- Pick up one of our Smokey Mo’s Travel Mugs in-store today! A perfect option for those who are always on the go. Go where you want – when you want – with the drinks you love.
Don’t Stress During the Holiday Season or Throughout the Year
Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season or gift-giving, in general, leave you flustered. Smokey Mo’s BBQ is a delicious option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – any day of the week! Place your order through Door dash or Uber Eats today to get your BBQ favorites delivered directly to your door!
Share this season with Smokey Mo’s BBQ – and with 16 locations throughout central Texas – it’s easy to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Make your holiday season easier – let us do the cooking! Pre-order your Holiday Smoked Turkey or Feast To-Go today!